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In the news for this issue, we focus on some items of keen interest, including how the Zika virus is affecting care, overbilling by hospices, why EMTALA matters, how states are trying to manage hospital mergers outside of state and federal laws, and mistakes by doctors on medical probation.
Hear from Krissi Smith, HR Administrator at Reata Restaurant, as she discusses the importance of communicating their new employee benefit options to all levels of employees within their business.
Directions newsletter is a monthly publication of the Benefits & HR Consulting operations of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. The April 2016 issue includes healthcare reform updates, a technical bulletin, webinar information and a variety of benefits and HR news.
The most recent data about the current marketplace is showing generally soft market conditions. Following are a few excerpts from February’s Market Scout report. • Rates for commercial property/casualty insurance fell 4 percent in the first month of the new year • Commercial property insurers are getting ready to scratch each other’s eyes out as they fight for market share • Umbrella/excess liability and workers’ compensation rates actually increased slightly over the same period • Large and jumbo accounts (over $250,001) were assessed rates slightly higher in January versus December
Hear from Debbi Bromley, Vice President of Human Resources at GENEX, as she discusses how instrumental Gallagher has been to helping them build an award winning wellness program.
Recently, the Government Accountability Office, the Department of Homeland Security and the United States Coast Guard have all issued warnings regarding the vulnerability of the maritime industry to cyberattacks and have provided suggestions to reduce the risk.
After a tumultuous first quarter, the Federal Reserve has dialed back expectations for interest rate hikes in 2016.
Hear from Julia Hanson, Benefits Coordinator from DeHay & Elliston, as she discusses how they leveraged a wide range of Gallagher’s in-house resources to assist her in current role.